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Mathematics

Mode of Study:
On Campus
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Major, Minor, Licensure
Degree Types:
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
School:
School of Business

A Career with Big Dividends & a Field Where Top Graduates are in High Demand

Are you gifted in math and aspire to enter the workforce with a solid foundation in mathematics, from a top regional school, enhancing your employability and salary potential? Virtually all Catawba College Mathematics graduates routinely have a job or are accepted into graduate school upon graduation because of high demand in this lucrative field.


Math Students in class with calculator

Catawba College offers two degrees in Mathematics that provide flexibility for our students. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Mathematics is an extensive program of coursework in which undergraduates receive a well-rounded curriculum they can apply to a variety of disciplines.

Catawba’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Mathematics provides exposure to the same well-rounded curriculum but gives students an opportunity to explore a related field to mathematics such as Chemistry, Accounting, Economics, or Psychology in more depth.

Mathematics faculty come from a broad background with a range of interests. Faculty specialties range from algebraic combinatorics, foundational logic of mathematics, graph theory, algebra, group theory, and applied mathematics. These specialties in turn offer our students opportunities to pursue areas that have been unfamiliar to them.

Study Abroad in Mathematics

Math majors are encouraged to think about their vocational futures in a global context by creating their own study abroad experience or arranging one through our consortium partner.

A Growing Career Field

Mathematics and Computer Science has ranked in the top 5 College Majors with the Best Starting Salaries (USA News) and in the top 5 of Best Business Jobs (US World & News Report).

Independent Studies, Seminars, and Capstone Experiences

Math undergraduates at Catawba can take independent studies and/or seminars geared to their specific interests. Typically, students express their interest in a special topic to a faculty member. Past independent studies and/or seminars offered have centered on topics such as mathematical economics, partial differential equations, R-programming, and fractal geometry. Senior Capstone Experiences allow Catawba mathematics students to pursue a special interest by creating a research project of their very own to explore in-depth and under their own direction.

I thoroughly enjoyed being a Mathematics major and working with the phenomenal professors in the Mathematics Department. I learned many valuable lessons from time spent with my professors both in and out of the classroom.

Branden Davis '20 Mathematics major; Secondary Education minor; top-ranked Cornhole player

Program Details

Internships

Internships

Internships in Mathematics

Catawba College Math students have the opportunity to participate in different internships, most of which are completed during the summer months. Internships allow Mathematics undergraduates to apply their classroom learning in real-world settings and allow them to explore potential career paths.

Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Undergraduate Research in Mathematics

Catawba College Math majors present their research on campus at the annual Interdisciplinary Creativity Symposium and at professional conferences like the Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society) Regional Conference.

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Net Price Calculator

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Our calculator is designed to give you an early indication of what type of financial aid you may qualify for if you were attending Catawba College as a first-year, transfer, online, or graduate student.

Outcomes

Outcomes

Careers Mathematics majors from Catawba College are employed as:

    • College Professor
    • Middle and Secondary Teacher
    • Statistician
    • Actuary
    • FBI Analyst
    • Audit Manager

Graduate Schools Grad schools enrolling Catawba Mathematics majors:

    • Wake Forest University
    • NC State University
    • UNC-Greensboro
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Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Hours
M
9am - 5pm
TU
9am - 5pm
W
9am - 5pm
Th
9am - 5pm
Fr
9am - 5pm
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Location
3rd Floor
Hedrick Administration Building